Accounts Assistant (Sales Ledger)

An opportunity for a full time accounts assistant working on the sales ledger is immediately available at a software distributor based in Wokingham. You will be working in a small team and reporting directly to the Finance Director. You should have previous sales ledger experience and be at least part qualified to AAT / ACCA or similar standard.

You will be responsible for all aspects of managing the sales ledger. Ensuring all customer are invoiced in a timely manner and all debt is collected and accounted for. You will liaise with the sales team regarding customer credit limits and makes decision on releasing orders. The right candidate will be able to make an impact on design and implementation of new and improved processes.

Your main duties will include:

Credit control

  • Regular statement creation
  • Chasing by telephone and email
  • Dealing with customer queries by telephone and ticket system
  • Escalation to debt collection

Direct Debits

  • Weekly file submission
  • General administration – new customers and failed collections
  • Ensuring we meet regulatory requirements
  • Ongoing reconciliation of control accounts on Sage

Credit Cards

  • Charging cards in both GBP and EUR
  • Ongoing reconciliation of control accounts on Sage

 RBS Invoice Discounting Facility

  • Requesting new credit limits
  • Managing credit limit increases / decreases / reviews
  • Posting of receipts
  • Uploading sales invoices data
  • Monthly reconciliation
  • Posting of charges
  • Ongoing reconciliation of control accounts on Sage
  • Bad debt protection monitoring / process
  • Bad debt protection claims
  • General administration – queries, updating addresses, liaising with RBS

To be considered for this role the right candidate will have:  

  • Sales Ledger/Credit Control experience
  • Excellent customer service skills and telephone manner
  • Strong attention to detail is essential to this role
  • Ability to prioritise and handle more than one task at a time
  • Ability to act on own initiative and make pragmatic decisions
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • A team player with a professional and confident personality
  • Well organised with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work accurately in a busy, demanding environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Sage 50 / Microsoft Office
  • Salesforce or FinancialForce experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Existing experience with Direct Debits Desirable
  • Minimum part qualified AAT / ACCA  / CIMA or equivalent
  • At least 4 years commercial experience 

This is a great opportunity to work with an established business offering a competitive salary and informal, fast paced and friendly working environment. Onsite parking is available and we are based within walking distance from public transport links.

Location: Office based in Wokingham

Hours: Full Time 39.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year (Subject to experience and qualifications)


To apply for the role please email